In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(tiring, tiresome)(journey) cansado(journey) cansador South America(journey) cansón Colombia Venezuela
- The comedy element of this comedy-thriller comes almost entirely from Trixie's spectacular destruction of the English language: it's the sort of verbal knockabout stuff that I love, but I can see how some people could find it wearing over an entire movie.
- Asked if the lack of recuperation time between the seasons is a wearing experience, Foster gives a definitive yes.
- Fishing the bigger French lakes can be physically wearing and damned hard work.
- What might be a lot of fun at a rum-fuelled street party makes for a sometimes wearing experience in other contexts.
2(damaging)to be wearing on sth
- it's less wearing on the engine — desgasta menos el motor
- it's very wearing on the nerves — te saca de quicio
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.